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Disney+ Launches; CBS Announces Midseason Schedule

Programming Insider by Marc Berman

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

ON THIS DAY
The animated special “Hey, Hey, Hey, It’s Fat Albert,” based on Bill Cosby’s stand-up comedy, aired on NBC in 1969 and would later inspire the Saturday-morning CBS cartoon “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids“… Jesse (John Stamos) and Rebecca (Lori Loughlin) became the parents of twins Nicky and Alex on ABC sitcom “Full House” in 1991.

Celebrity Birthdays:

“Will & Grace” star Megan Mullally is 61
Olympic skater Tonya Harding is 49

actor Ryan Gossling (“The Notebook”) is 39;
Oscar winner Anne Hathaway is 37.

Did You Know?
Megan Mullally’s first regularly scheduled sitcom role was on ABC’s short-lived “The Ellen Burstyn Show” in the 1986-87 TV season. It followed Lucille Ball’s final series, “Life With Lucy, on Saturday.

Did You Know?
Megan Mullally’s first regularly scheduled sitcom role was on ABC’s short-lived “The Ellen Burstyn Show” in the 1986-87 TV season. It followed Lucille Ball’s final series, “Life With Lucy, on Saturday.

RATINGS BOX                                                            

Live+Same Day Ratings
Monday 11/04/19: Click here
Tuesday 11/05/19: Click here
Wednesday 11/06/19: Click here
Thursday 11/07/19: Click here
Friday 11/08/19: Click here

Source: Nielsen Media Research

NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

E! Greenlights the Return of “The Soup”
E! has new episodes of comedy talk series “The Soup,” hosted by Brazilian-born comedian and actress Jade Catta-Preta, for early 2020. The reboot will feature Catta-Preta’s irreverent sense of humor and sharp point-of-view on the entertainment world. The logline: From the hottest new series, to the latest O-M-G reality tv moments, to the best viral videos, plus everything in between, Catta-Preta is a “souper” fan who will catch viewers up on what they’ve missed and offer hilarious commentary on the most talked about pop culture moments.

Premiering in 1991 as “Talk Soup,” the show launched the careers of hosts Greg Kinnear (“Talk Soup” host 1991–1995), John Henson (“Talk Soup” host 1995–1999), Hal Sparks (“Talk Soup” host 1999–2000) and Aisha Tyler (“Talk Soup” host 2001–2002).  Re-launched as “The Soup” in 2004 with host Joel McHale, the series solidified its place in the pop culture zeitgeist as a take-no-prisoners comedy series with a total of 3,329 episodes to date.

TV UPDATES

CBS Announces Midseason Schedule
CBS has unveiled its primetime line-up in midseason, which will include new dramas “Tommy” with “The Sopranos” star Edie Falco and “FBI” spin-off “FBI: Most Wanted;” and the returns of “MacGyver,” “Undercover Boss” and the final season of “Criminal Minds.” The changes impact five nights of the week (excluding Monday and Saturday).

“FBI: Most Wanted” will launch in the Tuesday 10 p.m. ET hour on January 7 out of parent “FBI.” Current time period occupant “NCIS: New Orleans” will shift to Sundays at 10 p.m. beginning on Feb. 16 (and in place of “Madam Secretary,” which will have completed its six season run.

“Tommy,” with Edie Falco as the newly installed chief of police in Los Angeles, will debut on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. in place of “Evil” (which will have completed its first season and it is confirmed to return in 2020-21).

The 15th and final season of “Criminal Minds” will move back to its former Wednesday 9 p.m. hour on Jan. 8 (out of “Survivor”), and in place of “SEAL Team,” which returns on Feb. 26. Feel-good reality benchwarmer “Undercover Boss” will step into the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour in between editions of “Survivor” also on Jan. 8. And “MacGyver” will return to the network’s Friday lineup on Feb. 7, premiering in the 8 p.m. slot it’s occupied in previous seasons. Current occupant “Hawaii Five-O” will move back to 9 p.m., and “Magnum, P.I.” will return in the spring after “MacGyver” finishes its season.

There are no announced changes in the sitcom department on CBS at present.

For a look at the changes, click here

PI Podcast with Douglas Pucci and Scott Nolte – Click here

“Shameless” Returns on a Typically Dysfunctional Note – Click here

SERIES RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS

“Titans” Renewed for Season 3 on DC Universe
DC Universe has renewed live-action drama “Titans” for a third season before the conclusion of the 13-episode second d season. “Titans” follows the young superheroes of team as they combat evil and other perils. Disbanded when the story begins, the series sees the team return when the original and new members reform the Titans. The Titans fight crime throughout various locations, with their base of operations in San Francisco.

In the second season, Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), Rachel Roth aka Raven (Teagan Croft), Kory Anders aka Starfire (Anna Diop), Gar Logan aka Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk (Alan Ritchson) and Dove (Minka Kelly), Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), and Jason Todd aka Robin (Curran Walters) – are learning to co-exist as a new team while facing their toughest enemy yet, the deadly assassin Deathstroke (Esai Morales), who threatens to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

“Titans” is produced by Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series was developed by Akiva Goldsman & Geoff Johns & Greg Berlanti, based on characters from DC. Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Greg Walker and Sarah Schechter are the executive producers.

SPORTS

2019 NFL Regular Season Week 11 Announcer Schedule

The Baltimore Ravens — with NFL MVP contender Lamar Jackson as quarterback — host the Houston Texans (CBS, Nov. 17 1:00 p.m. ET). Houston has amassed a 2-2 mark in enemy territory this season. Deshaun Watson (HOU) has led the charge with 1,207 passing yards and eight passing touchdowns. Houston has never won in Baltimore, dropping all five previous matches.
For the NFL100 Game of the Week, the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots meet (CBS, Nov. 17 4:25 p.m. ET) for the first time since the Philly Special. The famous play in which Corey Clement pitched the ball to tight end Trey Burton, who threw to quarterback Nick Foles for a touchdown, led to Philadelphia’s 41-33 Super Bowl 52 win.
For the complete Week 11 NFL regular season schedule, including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers, click here
MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Bravo competition series “Project Runway, hosted by Karlie Kloss, will open its new season on Thursday, December 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET. Each 90-minute episode will feature the return of some fan-favorite elements, including the “Siriano Save,” in which Christian has the opportunity to bring one eliminated designer back into the competition, and the pièce de résistance, a chance to present a final collection at New York Fashion Week.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Bravo competition series “Project Runway, hosted by Karlie Kloss, will open its new season on Thursday, December 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET. Each 90-minute episode will feature the return of some fan-favorite elements, including the “Siriano Save,” in which Christian has the opportunity to bring one eliminated designer back into the competition, and the pièce de résistance, a chance to present a final collection at New York Fashion Week.

ON THE AIR TONIGHT
Streamer Disney+ launches…ABC offers Dolly Parton special… Drama “Mr. Mercedes” concludes for the season on Audience… For the listing of available programs for Tuesday, November 12 click here